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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE VETHSRIDCt HERALD -Wednesday, Mnrch 3, 1972 MECHANIZED CODING FOR MAIL Postmaster-General Jean-Pierre Cote (left) ex- nlains system of mechanization for mail sorting announced at news conference m Ol- fawn A 570 million contrac, for the equipment, which will complement a new pos a zoning system, has been awarded la ITT Canada Ltd. At right ,s J. G. Full, director of coding and mechanization tor the post oflice deporlmenl.________________________ Africa live under soldier rule IV il uar scars siill {VII recovery in lly KNl'GU. Nigeria leulal and physical srars nl ria'-s civil war still the heartland ol what was lice liiafra. but signs of i'c- )very are everywhere. Just over two years ago ttic cccssie-nist slat c, reeling rom mass buiiRer and prcacl destruction, surrcn- lercd to overwhelming federal! sentiments orces. ere It was black Africa's bloodi- est conflict since colonial flags jegan coming down in the 'lills. By estimate two million died in the 30 monlh war. Today Africa's most ponu- .ous nation seeks to forget the said one biisinissinan, lulling tho of savage relribulioii, mass trials and persecution many here expected wliea Bi- afra collapsed. "Kvenenc re- gards him as a Ihere is n lingering bitterness in defeat, similar can be heard the Ibo area in govern- imrket, in ment offices major cities and isolated hush villages hitMen at the end of winding dill trails. MANY UMEMI'l.OYHD lint serious problems still see how the economy lias picked lift." In ICiiugu, hundreds o f woocion stalls, li: by kerosene lamiis at arc again ped- dling a profusion of impmtcd cigarettes, eanned brassieres, soft drinks, razors, kola mit-s ami oilier goods. lianks are back in business. Cars, buses, trucks and bi- cycles ply the tarred, once de- serted roads. Bullet riddled government offices arc in full swin K. REBUILD SLOWLY Factories are coming back (o life. Roads, scliools and churches, destroyed or dam- aged during the fighiing, Stale returned to Ibos who abandoned their homes and Diisinesscs during the war. Tlie people of lire Rivers Slate, who chafed under Ibo domination for years and suf- fered under Diafran occupa- tion during the crisis, are in no hurry to .settle the claims. Many destitute Ibos also re- main angry over the federal government's failure to rein- slate Iliem in [ire war civil service jobs taken over by others during the lighting. But while Ibos may not bo welcome in sonic areas they arc in others. Recruiters from other slates, particularly in the north, ore flocking here to tap the abun- dant, unemployed, skilled man- power: doctors, lawyers, engi- neers and teachers. eight million people in j ually are being 'ratricide tho thunder of More than naif the people of Black Africa live under sol- dier rule, the khaki fruit of mere than 30 coups or abrupt government switches since Europe relinquished her Dark Continent colonies. The it military govern- m e n t s spend substantially more than half a billion dol- lars a year on their armed forces. The military establish- ments often include internal police to guard the govern- ment along with the peace. Nigeria, a wealthy country' with memories of bitter war onlv a few years behind it, Promote music TORONTO (CP) The Ca- nadian R e c o r d ing Mamlfac turers' Association has an nounccd it will bring 100 mem bers of the European mas media to Montreal and To- ronto this summer to witnes: the Canadian pop-music seen first hand. The S75.000 project known as the Maple Musi Junket, is being financed by in dividual members of th CRMA, with additional grant from the Composers, Author and Publishers Association o Canada (CAPAC) and Broad cast Music Canada Close Viet bars SAIGON f Renter) Th mayor of Saigon has ordered a bars in downtown Saigon ai nearby Cholon closed on instru ticns from South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thie The owners of more than 100 bars are being given four months to move their premises away from the city centre to sited on the outskirts near the large U.S. and South Vietnam- ese base of Tan Son Nhut. pumps at least S2BO million a year into its "army, the largest standing oree in Black Africa. One cf the last showcases of multi-party parliamentary de- mocracy in the region was haltered in January in Ac- cra, capital of Ghana. Ghanians may have found ife hard under the stiff aus- crity measures of Prime Minister Kofi Busia's Iwo- vear civilian regime, liut hey pointed proudly to out- spoken opposition in parlia- ment, jails free of political prisoners and elections sched- uled for 197-1. "We're glad Busia is said one university student. 'But we're not sure it was the army boys who should have dumped him. We had constitutional measures for that." PROBLEMS REMAIN The ruling colonel, Ignatius K. Acheampong, faces the same problems Busia foreign debt approaching SI billion, mass unemployment, scaring inflation and a critical trade imbalance. Many people agree the 411- year-old father of seven is z. good soldier. But they wonder whether his military training and barracks background equip him for restoring health to Ghana's budget. But Ghana is perhaps no worse off than Uganda, where Gen. Idi Amin, a former heavyweight boxer and rugby player known as "Big seized power a year ago. Coups are a constant dan ger. In virtually all the mill I tary-nm states from Nigerir to Somalia, visitors see the seme stcry of arbitrary ar rests, political detentions, sti fled freedom of speech am spending on armies at the ex pense of families. However, the IMOs Congo- bred image of African soldiers as undisciplined and often drunken mobs is gradually fading. The quality and style of military 1 e a d e r s h i p in Black Africa vary from re- gime to regime. RUTHLESS RULEIl The Central African Repub- lic is run by Gen. Jean Bedel B ok ass a, who celebrated Mother's Day last year by or- dering the execution of all men jailed for crimes against heir mothers. Rows of medals weigh down [is uniform on public occa- .icns. He deals ruthlessly with opponents but progress for his million subjects is not. so evident. In the Congo Republic, the tormcr French colony, Marx- ist revolutionary1 Mai- Marien IVgouahi runs a "People's rte- mocracy." In tiny Togo, Brig.-Gcn. F.tiennc Eyadema has sought support through a referendum while encouraging private enterprise and foreign investment, lo stimulate the economy. Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Upper Volla show no outward sign that military rule will evolve intn democracy. But the soldiers have bright records in some Africans countries. Nigeria's Gen. Yak- ubu Gowon is leading his 6ft- miliion countrymen to better economic times following as- tute post-civil war recoaslmc- ticn. The same is true of Zaire, the former Congo Kinshasa. Gen. Sese Seko Mobutu, who changed his name from Jo- seph Desire to dramatize his break uith the Belgian colo- nial past, has nurtured stabil- ity and economic progress oul of the first independence years of secession, tribalism ar.d carnage. it's once more... the OLD way! The tax return to be filed by April 30th is a report on your 1971 income and will therefore not be affected by tax reform. But if you have a problem, free advice on income tax is as close as your phone. There's an income tax expert ready 1o talk to you at the end of this line. He will answer your questions in confidence. If you've consulted your income tax guide and you still have a problem, phone: TEIEPHONE 328-9289 Hour! Worth 6th Tueidoy, 7lh lo Thursday March 9th a.m Friday Mordi 10th a.m. to p.m. p.m. lo p.m. m. lo p.m National Revenu Revenue, nalional, Taxation Impot J it. 1 ccrliflcd nylon lurfoco yarn, hen! set Iwisl lo retai pcaronco Dense shog pile come-, in colofs. Double back Fo hion trend dccoralor car. bo onywhore in Hie home. 6 gorgeous colors in 12 fool widlhs. Similar lo illustration. Floor Fashions STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. to p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centra Village. 328-9231 ;